Cornelius (Neil) Sawatzky

Cornelius Sawatzky, (affectionately known as Neil) born to parents Heinrich and Katherina Sawatzky in Helpstead, MB, peacefully passed away July 7, 2010 at age 81 years in Salmon Arm, BC. Neil is survived by his loving wife Olga of 57 years, his sons Allan (Michelle); Kerry (Shelley) grandsons David (Marla) and Drew; daughter in-law Lori; brothers Henry (Morden, MB), Peter (Tony) (Pilot Mound, MB) sisters Mary Unger (Morden, MB), Nita Funk (Coquitlam, BC) two sister’s in-law Martha Sawatzky (Salmon Arm, BC) Anna Lepore (Ugo) (Burnaby, BC) many cousins, nieces and nephew’s. He was predeceased by son David, daughter in-law Eunice, brother Jake, sister in-law Suzanna and brother in-law Abram, two siblings and parents. Neil and Olga married September 27, 1952. They established their home in Surrey where they started their family. In 1981 he retired and relocated to Gardom Lake, later moving to Salmon Arm.

Memorial Service was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church July 12, 2010 in Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD. Salmon Arm, BC (250) 833-1129, email condolences and share memories at

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